Unless you’re totally paperless, newspaper is something you’ll have around the house–at least on Sunday afternoons. While there are many ways to recycle old papers at home (as shipping cushion, papier mache or a lasagna garden), one of the most unique ways to reuse your old newspapers is by making them into planter pots with the help of the Pot Maker.
The Pot Maker allows you to turn newspaper strips into completely biodegradable starter pots for seeds. What could be more sustainable?! While the product name isn’t too exciting, this handy little gadget does exactly what you’d expect, and it does it without glue, adhesives or anything but folds.
The Pot Maker’s cylindrical shape rolls strips of newspaper into 3-1/2-inch tall seedling starter pots. Just add a little seed starter mix to your homemade pots and start growing. Since the paper is natural and biodegradable, the pots can be planted directly in the garden once your seedlings are big enough to transplant.